Iannis Xenakis

Iannis Xenakis was born in 1922 into a Greek family residing in Braila, Romania. He studied civil engineering. During World War II he joined the Resistance, and was later condemned to death. Forced to escape his country, Xenakis ended up in Paris, wanting to study music, but earning a living working as an engineering assistant for Le Corbusier. For over forty years, Xenakis has created a steady stream of remarkable works, and his impact on contemporary music has been of crucial importance.

James Harley

Iannis Xenakis

[Ιάννης Ξενάκης]

Brăila (Romania), 1922 – Paris (France), 2001

  • Composer

On the web


  • ST/4 (1956-62)
    string quartet
  • Tetora (1990)
    string quartet

Past concerts

21 Janu 2018
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
17 Nove 2011
8:15 pm
AdriaanszGarlandKondoTenneyVan EyckenXenakis
In person
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
12 Nove 2011
3:00 pm
AdriaanszGarlandKondoTenneyVan EyckenXenakis
In person
’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)
12 Sept 2011
In person
Montevideo (Uruguay)
6 Sept 2011
8:30 pm
In person
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
2 Sept 2011
7:00 pm
In person
Tigre (Argentina)
10 Dece 2010
8:00 pm
Série QB
In person
Montréal (Québec)